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American Sports

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This momentous four-volume work examines and details the cultural aspects of sport and how sport pervasively reflects and affects myriad aspects of American society from the early 1900s to the present day. Written in a straightforward, readable manner, the entries cover both historical and contemporary aspects of sport and American culture. Unlike purely historical encyclopedias on sports, the contributions within these volumes cover related subject matter such as poetry, novels, music, films, plays, television shows, art and artists, mythologies, artifacts, and people. While this encyclopedia set is ideal for general readers who need information on the diverse aspects of sport in American culture for research purposes or are merely reading for enjoyment, the detailed nature of the entries will also prove useful as an initial source for scholars of sport and American culture. Each entry provides a number of both print and online resources for further investigation of the topic.


American Sports

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This collection illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport. While rooted in anthropology, these essays consider American sports in their social, economic, cultural and political aspects, charting their evolution. The book draws from history, sociology, and political science; as well as considering the relationship between the developed and developing world; and culture and masculinity.

The first part of the book considers the local and global interplay of professional baseball, covering:

  • Major League Baseball's impact on the Dominican Republic
  • nationalism and baseball on the Mexican/US border
  • the globalizing forces of baseball as an industry.

The second part of the book is concerned with the cultural examination of the responsiveness of masculinity to social and cultural forces, examining:

  • the exaggerated world of bodybuilders in Southern California
  • the cross-cultural comparisons of male behaviour on a bi-national baseball team in Mexico
  • the historical examination of Jews in American sport.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society


Ethics And College Sports

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Ethics and College Sports is a careful analysis of the root problems in intercollegiate athletics in American universities. It examines the prevalent myths that are regularly used to justify the inclusion of intercollegiate athletics, and all of the abuses and scandals it has brought to university campuses, from a moral perspective. In this book, the myths that amateurism is morally desirable, that sports brings good moral character, and that the elite sports programs raise significant sums of money to support university budgets are dissected. The actual impact of the movement to provide gender equity in athletics programs on campus is discussed and a defensible justification for intercollegiate athletics is offered.


American History A Day At A Time - December

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The American History a Day at A Time - December Edition presents the story behind the headlines. It is easy and fun to learn a lesson in colonial American history facts daily. If you have ever read those "This Day in History" listings, you may have been curious about the events behind the headlines. The short history stories in this collection of history stories are from the pioneer frontier period of American history. They include historical facts and events from the month of December. This December edition of historical events includes: December 03, 1731 - Volunteer Fire Department Of City Of New York Organized December 11, 1695 - Captain Kidd Receives Privateering License December 12, 1718 - Republic of Pirates Ended December 23, 1750 - Ben Franklin Attempts to Electrocute a Turkey Readers will enjoy these and twenty-seven more history lessons in American frontier history within the pages of this book. The American history series American History a Day at A Time - 2015 will include historical events from the pioneer era of frontier America. The series will include twelve books, one for each month of the year, forming a huge collection of daily historical facts and events in American frontier history. Expand your knowledge of frontier American history by reading a historical fact or event each day.


The Sportsman

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To the gods themselves is due the discovery, to Apollo and Artemis, patrons of the chase and protectors of the hound. As a guerdon they bestowed it upon Cheiron, by reason of his uprightness, and he took it and was glad, and turned the gift to good account.



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